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The word emblazoned on the crest of Little Round Top’s 140TH New York Infantry monument represents a ideal which Civil War soldiers strove to attain. Colonel Patrick O’Rorke’s boys did their duty to the point of death, marching into place on this small hill without question, surging down over the slope to drive back the foe. The monument states that 26 men were killed. These were Pvt. David W. Allen, Pvt. John Allen, Cpl. Robert Blair, Pvt. Jacob Boxlor, Pvt. Philip Buchner, Pvt. Stephen Carkeek, Sgt. James G. Clapp, Pvt. Samuel Cohler, Pvt. Justus Eisenberg, Cpl. John A. Evans, Sgt. John B. Heindl, Pvt. Jeremiah Keenan, Pvt. George Kleinhaus, Pvt. Ferdinand Neuman, Pvt. George Pfefer, Pvt. Robert Shields, Pvt. Charles Speisberger, Pvt. George V. Steele, Pvt. Kinsey Stotle, Pvt. George Strobridge, Pvt. Huburt C. Taylor, Pvt. Ross Thomas, Pvt. William Warner, Pvt. Sanford O. Webb, Cpl. Theodore B. Whipple, and Pvt. John Zuller. Others later died of their wounds.
PVT. LESTER L. BAIRD
Co. H, 14TH Vermont Infantry
Born June 22, 1822 --- Died July 17, 1863 at age 41
Pvt. Baird enlisted September 1862 and was a millwright by trade. Married to Lucy, his children were Martha (aged 14 at her father’s death), Maria (aged 11), Elwin (aged 8), and Lucy (aged 5). Pvt. Baird was mortally wounded July 3RD and succumbed to his injuries 2 weeks later. He was buried at Gettysburg National Cemetery.
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